Despite the fact that data managers struggle with maturing data volumes and reduction in budgets, innovative minds and organizations are doing everything humanly possible to not only reduce costs, but also scale infrastructure. The invention of Internet based cloud backup solutions aspire to provide unending, continuous access to data vaults, increase operational efficiencies, and meet the rigorous compliance regulations; at the same time, deploying shared resources that bring in better ROI.
Economics of scale are jump-started as data centers get consolidated by Internet based service providers and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and/or Software-as-Service (SaaS). Indeed, such consolidated “green” data centers can improve capacity, streamline performance, improve response time, conserve energy, improve margins and provide true measurable breakthrough results.
The consolidated data centers have made technology cycles easier. A single point on the network can be used to upgrade the technology. Out-of-date technologies can easily be phased out while economically worthwhile alternates can easily be installed for maximum performance, as well as green computing.
Scalable technology with enterprise level reliability can be utilized when there is demand as data volumes increase or even when the demand for increased computing capacity becomes acute inside the business. Companies can grow without stress, secure their investment effectively, reduce risk pro-actively, improve performance significantly, balance on demand enthusiastically, and save on expenses intelligently while taking pleasure in green computing advantages.
Survey shows that above 80% of data center are constrained on energy and heat; and putting the power and the capacities for cooling is really outrageously costly, and in most cases, not possible, due to the limitations in the structure of the data center buildings. Typical cloud backup service providers, who set up data centers, make use of the latest storage technologies that consolidate for generating more technology capacity in smaller square footage floor spaces. For that reason, such data centers always generate less heat and require lesser power consumption to perform their operations.
Virtualization works concurrently with data center consolidation. The aim of most businesses is to consolidate their redundant as well as their old, long-standing infrastructures, and build strong and useful solutions that help remove redundant data, decreasing required bandwidth, and also optimizing prevailing infrastructure by reducing space, power and cooling requirements. There are many ways in which virtual drives can be used. They can easily be managed, deployed, and monitored from a single administrative console by using existing companies' infrastructure.
In short, storage consolidation can reduce complexity, increase utilization and reduce the overall ownership cost. It also brings stress-free and easy data backup and disaster recovery, improves ease of use, increases availability, and enhances scalability.